SIIMA Awards-2013 – ‘Tulu Films’ to be Included Next Year

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Report: Shodhan Prasad

Photos: Rose Studios 

South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) which started last year with profound success are going to host this year on September 12th & 13th, 2013 at Expo Centre Sharjah, UAE.

Organiser Anjanstar Events & HR Plus Fze hosted a Press Conference on the 6th August 2013 for the SOUTH INDIAN INTERNATIONAL MOVIE AWARDS (SIIMA) 2nd Edition at Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana, Deira, Dubai at 5.30 PM.

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Famous Telugu Stars, Shriya Saran, Rana Dagubatti and Jamshad Arya attended the Press Conference along with SIIMA Representatives & Dinesh K. Uggina, MD of Anjanstar Events.

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Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty, CEO of NMC Group of Companies, Satish Venkataramana, MD of Chilly Willy Trading, Shodhan Prasad, Sadan Das were some of the prominent personalities attended the press conference along with Media & Press Representatives from various Medias.

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As Indian cinema is making a strong impact globally, it’s time for South Indian Cinema to claim its space in the realm of world cinema. It is time for Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam industries to occupy centre stage. It’s time to put our hands together to welcome SIIMA said the organisers.  Well known Model turned Actress Ria D’Souza opened up the press conference as MC and welcomed the guests introducing the artistes who arrived all over from India.

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SIIMA, an acronym for South Indian International Movie Awards, is a one-of-its-kind endeavor to present South Indian Cinema on a global platform. SIIMA promises to be an event that film lovers across the world would sit up and watch with bated breath. After creating history last year, this year SIIMAs are back to the enchanting city of Dubai taking the South Indian Cinema Awards a step ahead on a global platform by making a mark overseas.

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It is a celebration to honour the abundant talent in south cinema in addition to bringing fans and their favorite stars closer. Film lovers, supporters, fraternity and admirers from all over the world will come together to celebrate South Indian Cinema while millions across the globe will witness history being made on their television screens boasted SIIMA organisers. The awards night will be packed with scintillating performances and breathtaking acts by some of the biggest stars from the four industries added the organisers.  Around 450 artistes will come all over from India to grace the event.  Various Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam & Tamil Films are nominated for the award in various categories in SIIMA Awards.

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There were questions and answer session wherein various media representatives raised questions and the Organisers including the presenters of the programme Shriya Saran, Rana  and Arya answered them one by one.  Shodhan Prasad representing Daijiworld questioned as to why ‘Tulu’ Films are not considered in this SIIMA Awards which boasts ‘South Indian’ and Tulu being one of the South Indian language having its own film industry called ‘Tuluwood’.  He added that even Konkani is also part of South Indian languages which has produced many films so far.  The organisers were stunned and said that they did not think of this but will surely add this in the next year’s category along with Kannada in Karnataka segment.  Shodhan thanked the organisers and said they should promote these minorities so that the people of Tulunadu will get encouraged in producing more films in the near future.

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The press conference ended with photo session and light snacks.

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